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Re: lilo removal in squeeze (or, "please test grub2")

>> > for much.  But I am opposed to the removal of lilo.
>> > Both grub-legacy and grub-pc use sectors on the hard disk outside
>> > of the master boot record (cylinder 0, head 0, sector 1).  In other
>> > words they use cylinder 0, head 0, sector 2 and possibly subsequent
>> > sectors on cylinder 0 head 0.
>> Really?
> Yes.

That sucks.

>> and it sounds very odd: why would they do that when they can use
>> sectors on specified partitions?
> Because the question is "where?".

Inside a file, like LILO does.

> The lilo approach is "inside the filesystem", which can break.
> The grub approach is "right after MBR", which needs room there.

But you can install Grub in a partition (rather than the MBR), so how
does it work then?

>> grub (legacy) can be installed in any partition. IIUC grub2 is limited to 
>> being installed in the MBR.
> Due to the differing sizes, yes.

Why does the size make any difference?  At least for the Lilo-like
technique, size is not an issue.


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